On the subject of Nottinghamshire CC - did anyone also take a look at the
proposed cuts for the AdEd budget?
This drastic proposal outlines the intended cut to the subsidy from '£290k
Obviously low-cost AdEd courses as provided by County Councils, and by
local authority subsidised organisations such as the WEA, have the
capacity to support the unemployed in developing skills and knowledge that
might help them into work, as well as providing a range of other benefits
to many members of the community. But again, these cuts are also likely to
have implications for archaeology and heritage.
Having previously taught AdEd within Nottinghamshire (+ Derbyshire and
Staffordshire) it seems likely that these cuts will significantly affect
public engagement with archaeological heritage. I have found AdEd courses
provoke a strong interest in the historic environment, which my students
often carried with them into their various communities (which are
With the withdrawal of AdEd from higher education institutions in many
areas, often the only accessible, low-cost or affordable, education
available is that provided or supported by local govt. Without this
support, organisations such as WEA (often the sole provider of archaeology
courses within many areas) are going to go the way of University Cont. Ed.
So, if anyone can spare a moment to sign the petition (ASAP), please see:
This is not only an issue for Nottinghamshire, but a country-wide concern